ANGELA EARLEY
ARTIST STATEMENT

The process of mark-making through drawing, carving or etching is the most direct way for me to translate an experience. I am interested in capturing and unraveling the dualities of everyday, urban life in my imagery.

Through line, light and texture I strive to express the tension and search the spaces between transience and permanence, monotony and mysticism, memory and reality, fear and comfort.

In challenging myself to slow down in a fast-paced urban atmosphere, I am empowered to strengthen the tangible and visualize the invisible. My art is a reflection of the narratives, mysteries and behaviors that are ever-present in our society. I attempt to heighten my own and others' observational awareness with my art.


BIO

Angela Earley is a printmaker and artist who is consistently intrigued with her urban environment of New York City where she has lived and worked for eighteen years. Angela is also a talented swimmer, tap dancer and Art teacher. She likes to learn about neuroscience, thinks that Connect Four is a brilliant game, is attempting to learn Portugese and become a better scuba diver.

Angela grew up in Enfield, Connecticut and is grateful for her two large families, two amazing, creative parents and a scientifically-gifted, twin brother. She has lived in many places including Vermont, Italy and a fisherman's island in Pacific Mexico where she was hired to draw the behavior of whip tail lizards.

Angela received her BFA in Printmaking from Syracuse University in 1997 and her MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2005.


EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

2011-2017

Zea Mays New Work
Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts

Hindsight
Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, New York

Prints Gone Wild
Littlefield, Brooklyn, New York

Multiple Encounters Second Edition
Lalit Kala Akedemi, Lucknow, India

Prints Alive
Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Wake Up and Smell the Ink
Foxy Loxy, Savannah, Georgia

Bandwagon
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Navigating Currents
Southern Graphics, New Orleans, Louisiana

Yorkville Holdiay Exhibit and Sale
New York, New York

Multiple Encounters Second Edition
Lalit Kala Akedemi, New Dehli, India

Turning the Tip
A & D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

Coney Island of the Behind
Sideshows by the Seashore, Brooklyn, New York

Editions and Artists' Book Fair
Former Dia/Former X Initiative, New York, New York

Refugee Reading Room
Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Art of the Print
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, Oregon

Action Drawing at Mermaid Hawley's Science Lecture
Root Hill Cafe, Brooklyn, New York

BRIC Art Auction
NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, New York

Printpalooza
The Block Museum, Evanston, Illinois

Burn the Lot
Space Gallery, Cannonball Press, Portland, Maine

Anything for a Buck
Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

The Good, The Bad and The Black and White
West Town School, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Bandwagon Poster Show
River Club, Savannah, Georgia

Ringmasters of Woodcut Follies
XL Projects, Syracuse, New York

The Big Grind
Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma

Equilibrium
Southern Graphics Print Conference, St Louis, Missouri


2003-2010

Fit to Be Bound
The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Prints Gone Wild
Secret Project Robot Art Space, Brooklyn, New York

Alternative Press Expo (APE)
The Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, California

Itinerant Art Space
88 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York

Eye Candy
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Idle Time/Busy Mind
NUTUREart, Brooklyn, New York

The Sketchbook Project
Art House Co-op, Various US Locations

4 x 6 @ $25
Outpost Cafe, Brooklyn, New York

[un + art]
Artspace, Hartford, Connecticut

Represent Brooklyn
TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Inside-Outside Book Arts
The Foundry Centre, St.Charles, Missouri

Multiple Conversations: Open Book
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Social (Virus)
NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York

Across the Generations
John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, Connecticut

Translucent Threads
NY Arts Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China

Red Hot Red Dot
Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas

Myrtle Windows
Various Locations, Brooklyn, New York

BookOpolis
Asheville BookWorks, West Asheville, North Carolina

PACC Silent Auction
Pratt Area Community Council, Brooklyn, New York

Print Exchange
Western Illinois University Gallery, Macomb, Illinois

Between the Sheets
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Assignment
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Editions/Artists' Book Fair
The Tunnel, New York, New York

SHOP: Art, Commerce and the Printed Image
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Print Center Annual Auction
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Exhibition
92nd St Y, New York, New York

Appetizing Arts
TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn as a State of Mind
Clinton Hill Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Red Hot Red Dot
Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas

Summer @SONYA
Sonya Center, Brooklyn, New York

Ludus
NY Arts Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China

Printmaking Today
Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art and
The Museum in the Castle of Castiglione
Abruzzo, Italy

The Print Center Gallery Store Annual Exhibition
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CWA Juried Members Show
Gallery 53, Jurors work included, Meriden, Connecticut

Represent Brooklyn
TRA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Doll Neighborhood
Village @ Gureje, Brooklyn, New York

Twenty-First Parkside National Small Print Exhibition
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Printers' Picks
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Artworks Gallery Invitational Exhibition
Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

ESP Summer Seminar Student and Educator Show
Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York

Faculty Exhibition
92nd St Y, New York, New York

The Print Center Auction
The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Projekt30 August Exhibition

Gimme Head
Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, New York

Creative Figures
Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

Faculty Exhibition
92nd St Y, New York, New York

MFA Thesis Show
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Benefit Art Show
Shine, New York, New York

Community Exhibition
Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

Printmakers
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Faculty Exhibition
92nd St Y, New York, New York


COLLECTIONS
Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, New York
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
Temple University Art Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia
Radisson SAS Royal Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
NY Arts Beijing Gallery, Beijing, China
Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art and
The Museum in the Castle of Castiglione, Abruzzo, Italy
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin